Media reports are suggesting that Tommy Sheridan’s appeal is set to be turned down by judges at the Court of Criminal Appeal.
The former Scottish Socialist leader was found guilty of perjury last year and sentenced to three years in prison. Mr Sheridan is serving out the remainder of his sentence at castle Huntly open prison and was released last month for a home visit.
Mr Sheridan’s trial hit the headlines again in the wake of the phone hacking scandal after the testimony of former News of the World editor Andy Coulson was called into question.
Mr Coulson himself faces trial in Scotland for perjury and was reported to have engaged top QC Paul McBride to represent him.